Thursday, May 20, 2004
Haberdashery continued:
Recently [1999] in the magazine Nature, we proposed a mathematical model to calculate and classify all possible tie knots. Of the 85 found, we duly predicted the four knots in widespread use (see below) and further introduced nine new aesthetic ones.
I must say, I have nothing but love and admiration for my incomparable British colleagues (and Nature for publishing them); I hope one day I can do something this this lovely, yet practical. Long live Science!